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“Hey, remember you are in Mexico!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Playas de Tijuana

Playas de Tijuana
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$77.98*
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San Diego and Tijuana Combo Tour with Optional Harbor Cruise
Ranked #2 of 47 things to do in Tijuana
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Bullhead CIty, AZ
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163 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
“Hey, remember you are in Mexico!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2013

Tijuana de Playas is the beachfront neighborhood of Tijuana. This is not really a tourist area, although visitors are definitely welcome! Most Americans gravitate towards the downtown area of TJ (Ave. Revolution) or Rosarito, although there are nice eating establishments on the bluff overlooking the beach. The majority of of people you will meet in this area are local residents, and the restaurants and shops cater to residents. Therefore, restaurants do not generally offer cheap lobster dinners but do have a nice modestly priced dinners and appetizers that cater to local tastes. Shrimp cocktails, fish tacos, and various seafood concoctions are the local fare, with local Nortena bands for entertainment and buckets of cervesas the primary draw. The beach is nice, but is very crowded with locals on most days. This is a place to visit only if you are interested in experiencing the locals scene. Every restaurant has at least one English-speaking waiter, but remember tourists as primarily a secondary market here. It is safe, fun, and a good place to go if you are interested in a more "locals" scene. The beach boardwalk is a nice addition, and the food/drink prices are better than what will be found in the downtown area. Bottom line, remember you are in Mexico, sharing the local culture with local residents. Do not expect anything more, and you will have a great time!

Visited April 2013
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TIjuana, Mexico
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71 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“FOR THE LOVE OF GOD CAN SOMEONE HELP TJ FIX THIS BEACH ONCE AND FOR ALL?”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2013

This place is different, but it has been under construction for the past 5 years. The best part about it is being able to see where the border enters the ocean seperating the USA and Mexico.

Visited June 2012
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Athens, Greece
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43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“the smell is a disaster”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

Inside tijuana town everywhere you go there is asmell that you cant stand. DO NOT DRINK ANYTHING THAT IS NOT SEALED EVEN WATER. The people are nice but when you feel it you know its the 1st and last time to visit

Visited May 2012
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Tucson
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49 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Playas is a treat”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

This is a middle class city next to Tijuana. There are extensive restaurant options and excellent walks. Many couples walk with their children and are very touched when you compliment their beautiful children. A very comfortable place to stay.

Visited February 2013
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San Diego, California
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“NICE VIEW”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2013

Nice view, lousy food that is availabler there, and awfully high priced as well. They need to have more selective restaurants available for the public to choose from

Visited February 2013
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